Recent COVID-19 events have been challenging on both a personal and professional level. We have all had to examine what we do and how we can do things differently to meet the needs of patients and the dietetic profession to deliver evidence based, patient centred, nutritional support. The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group (PENG) and Critical Care Specialist (CCSG) Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) are collaborating to plan an event in March 2021 (COVID-19 permitting), to provide a platform for dietitians to share learning from recent times.
PENG members* are invited to submit abstracts of audit/research, service development and innovative practice in relation to recent COVID-19 events.
Supportive educational grant: Abbott, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia Advanced Life Transforming Nutrition have very kindly offered to jointly provide 6 supportive educational grants of £250 to enable 6 PENG members to present their work at the PENG/CCSG event March 2021.
How to apply: Using guidance from the BDA (www.bda.uk.com/uploads/assets/db946ae2-b02d-45ac-a8b1921b97eb322f/Write-a-conference-abstract2020.pdf), prepare an abstract on audit/research/innovation/service development on the topic of nutrition support in relation to COVID-19. To enter the PENG Award 2020 please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 30th November 2020.
Abstracts for PENG Award will be judged by members of PENG and Industry representatives. The award winners will be announced in January 2021.
PENG mentoring scheme: If you are unsure how to start writing an abstract, have a question about analysing your data, or wish some peer support, please contact: JJones@qmu.ac.uk for further information.
*Not a PENG member? Please go to the PENG website www.peng.org.uk and join today.